• A Vital Community Resource

    More than just a library.
  • Art at the Wagnalls

    Summer art festival.
  • Gatsby at the Wagnalls

    A real bee's knee's of a fun time.

Welcome to the Wagnalls Memorial Library

Guests who visit the Wagnalls Memorial for the first time are enthralled by its Tudor-Gothic style that’s reminiscent of the Medieval Revival period. The vaulted ceilings, rich oak woodwork, native-freestone, hanging metal chandeliers, steep pitched roof, window casements, carved wood sculptures, and other architectural characteristics make the turn-of-the-century library a truly unique destination. A vital community resource, the library provides people living in the Columbus area and visitors with a center for educational, cultural, and literary arts activities. We invite you to tour our beautiful library, manicured gardens, and historic theater and to consider supporting the Wagnalls Memorial Foundation so we may continue to preserve and operate this historic community treasure.

Donate to Wagnalls!

 

 

ART, BRATS, and BREWS

Join us at the beautiful Wagnalls Memorial for our first annual Art at the Wagnalls 2019 Art Festival on Saturday, August 10, 2019. There will be a diverse mix of artists exhibiting and selling their paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, and other media on the outdoor grounds of the historic Library.

In true festival fashion, there will also be live music, food and beverages, a beer & wine garden, and more! We’ve got plenty of shade and attendees are welcome to cool off in the main Library building which will be open during festival hours. There’s ample parking in our lot and on the streets adjacent to the Library.

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Second Annual Gatsby at the Wagnalls!

The Wagnalls Memorial invites you to the second annual Gatsby at Wagnalls on October 12, 2019 at The Wagnalls Memorial in Lithopolis, Ohio. Come experience the magical spirit of the Roaring Twenties at a glamorous evening wearing your finest attire or Gatsby-themed couture. The event will benefit Wagnalls Memorial Foundation. There will be a fabulous silent auction featuring unique items and gift packages. Early bird ticket: $45.00, General ticket: $50.00, For more info, contact Alexis via email at socialmedia@linearcreative.com or call 216-741-1533.

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  • “Best library in Ohio! Such history and the library itself is a wonder to behold.” – Rosi V.

  • What's Happening - Community Events

    The Wagnalls Memorial Library is proud to offer a series of events created at the request of the community.

     
    • Date
    • Event
    • Description
      • Date
        June 26, 2019
        10:30 am
      • Event
        Summer Reading Program
      • Description
        A Universe of Stories Children Ages 5 - 11 WHEN: Tuesday OR Wednesday. 10:30am - 11:30am, from June 25/26 to July 30/31 WHO: Ages 5 (by June 1) to 11 WHAT: Stories, ...
      • Date
        June 26, 2019
        6:00 pm
      • Event
        Dog Tales
      • Description
        Dog Tales Our well-behaved canine friends are here to read with your kids! Registered therapy dogs offer young readers a fun environment to learn and mater ...
      • Date
        June 26, 2019
        6:00 pm
      • Event
        Teen Book Club
      • Description
        Each month our Teen Book Club will feature a different genre of book.  The June genre is Dystopian and the featured book is "All Rights Reserved" by ...
      • Date
        June 27, 2019
        10:30 am
      • Event
        Kids Code
      • Description
        Learn to use code to draw, work robots, & more! Grades 3 - 6 10 children per group Saturday mornings 10:30am or 12:30pm June 29 - ...
      • Date
        June 27, 2019
        5:00 pm
      • Event
        Art Classes
        $10
      • Description
        Wagnalls Art Classes This spring, artist Julian Cennamo will be offering art classes for children aged 9-17 and adults at the Wagnalls Memorial.  Classes will be on ...
      • Date
        June 27, 2019
        6:45 pm
      • Event
        Adult Book Club
      • Description
        Join us in the Loft from 6:45pm - 8:00pm to discuss this month's book selection.  June's selection is Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney ...
      • Date
        June 29, 2019
        8:00 am
      • Event
        Class (PRIVATE)
      • Description
        The Community Building can be the perfect location for your class!  Room for up to 120 people with tables and chairs set up to your specifications. ...